“You’re half an hour from EVERYWHERE”

… said a recent visitor. That’s a bit of an exaggeration but not that much as a 30 minute drive – give or take a few minutes – means you can be paddling in the sea or fossil hunting along the Jurassic Coast,  wandering around a National Trust...

It’s a dog’s life here at Twistgates!

For many people their holiday home from home wouldn’t be the same without their 4 pawed friends and well behaved dogs are very welcome in our self catering cottages. (Apple Loft and Orchard Guest Suite are kept pet free) There are some great walks straight from...

Bird Life at Twistgates

It’s January and time to take part in the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch. Twistgates Farm nestles in the Blackdown Hills and this means that we’re surrounded by a patchwork of gently rolling hills where open fields are bordered by hedges, swathes of...

Winter around Twistgates

Just a few photos to show you what winter is like around Twistgates. Far reaching views over the Blackdown Hills, skeletal outlines of trees, frosty mornings, sometimes snow and then the promise of things to come when the snowdrops start to open. As we’re...

Autumn at Twistgates

Autumn is one of the many reasons we love living in East Devon and particularly in the Blackdown Hills. Misty mornings can give way to warm sunny days followed by chill evenings and there’s nothing better than a walk with the dogs in the surrounding countryside,...

What’s your idea of a perfect short break?

Something planned well in advance or a last minute spontaneous must-get-away-from-it all escape? As the nights draw in and Autumn approaches it’s the ideal time to step back from the hurly burly of everyday life and find  yourself a bolt-hole to retreat to. At...

Annual Honiton Agricultural Show

Traditionally always held on the first Thursday in August the annual Honiton Agricultural Show is, as far as we are concerned, a diary date not to be missed. This year was the 128th show and was a wonderful showcase of agricultural pursuits, crafts, rural skills and...

July means one thing and that is Jam Making

No stay in Devon is complete without a traditional Cream Tea so what better way to start your holiday at Twistgates Farm Cottages than to enjoy the one we offer you?  The freshly baked scones are made in the aga, the clotted cream is as local as possible and the jam...

All About Twistgates

Here at Twistgates Farm summer has arrived and the lanes are filled with frothy white cow parsley, foxgloves and honeysuckle, and the lush green fields of the gently rolling Blackdown Hills are dotted with grazing cows. Idyllic! We felt our first foray into the world...

Almost there!

Our first blog is coming shortly to let you know what’s going on in and around Twistgates.